Monday 4th January 2010

Death Defying Acts

Director: Gillian Armstrong
Year: 2007
Stars: Guy Pearce, Catherine Zeta Jones, Saoirse Ronan, Timothy Spall

I'd never heard of this when I saw it listed in the TV guide, but it seemed to have several things to recommend -a positive review, Guy Pearce, an intriguing sounding storyline, and it was short!

The film focuses on Houdini (Pearce) when he comes to Edinburgh, and a mother and daughter who try to make him believe they are true psychics.

There's not much more to the plot than that, so an hour and a half is plenty of time to give the film. There's not a lot more to say really - there's nothing really wrong with the film, it's just forgettable. Nothing special.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.